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AnnouncementApril 6, 2015


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is pleased to announce a new webinar for organic producers selling local foods is scheduled for April 29, 2015, and previously recorded webinars are available.   


In addition, the USDA Farmers Market is seeking organic vendors for the 2015 market season.


April 29 Webinar: Resources for Organic Producers Selling Local Foods  

On Wednesday, April 29th at 1:00 pm Eastern time, the USDA Organic Working Group will host a webinar highlighting USDA's resources for organic producers marketing local foods. Many farmer's markets and CSA customers appreciate knowing the organic certification status of their farmers and vendors, and many organic producers are seeking ways to market their products to local customers. Join us to learn about organic certification, labeling, and online directories of local markets.

Webinar Instructions:


Pre-registration is not required for these webinar sessions. To participate:


Step 1- Dial In by Phone:

Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260

Access Code: 7206000


Step 2: Also Access the Web:  

Meeting URL:      

On the left side of the screen, enter
Participant Access Code: 7206000    

Previously Recorded Webinars

To view past USDA Organic Working Group webinars, click on the links below.

USDA Farmers Market Seeks Local Organic Vendors   

The USDA Farmers Market located on the National Mall in Washington, DC is seeking organic vendors for the 2015 market season. Farmers, growers, and producers located in the Chesapeake Bay region (including the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia), and preferably within a 200-mile radius of the District of Columbia, are eligible.  


Applications will be considered for: baker, dairy product maker, fisherman/waterman, food concessions, meat processor, pasta maker, soap maker, Chesapeake Bay area specialty crop producer, and value added food producers.  

In lieu of market fees, vendors support the USDA gleaning/food recovery initiative.  


Applications due by 12:00 a.m. midnight Eastern Time on April 9, 2015. Essential application information is available at


About the Agricultural Marketing Service

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) facilitates the competitive and efficient marketing of agricultural products. Through its National Organic Program, AMS facilitates trade and ensures the integrity of organic agricultural products by consistently implementing organic standards and enforcing compliance with the regulations throughout the world. Learn more.

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